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Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
to it is the corruption allegations at scotland yard, the police agency. we're starting today's testimony with the police. >> reporter: that's right. two of the top cops in the country, former metropolitan police commissioner already resigned and then john yates in charge of the phone hacking investigation review he too resigned yesterday. this is how far the scandal has gone. it cast a shadow over scotland yard and everyone now especially lawmakers are trying to get to the bottom of just how much corruption was there, how cozy was the relationship between news of the world and scotland yard. >> it's going to have implications for david cameron's government. andy coleson is being alleged to have known about this when he was heading up the newspaper. >> reporter: this goes to show how it goes to the very hard of politics here basically andy was the chief spin doctor for prime minister david cameron so this is a major embarrassment for him and it's so bad that he's coming back to england early from his trip to south africa specifically to address these phone hacking allegations at a special day of parliame
Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former news much the world editor as media consultant. the same year investigators decided not to pursue the phone hacking case. neil wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must are suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally, that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm in the uk who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a rise at the krngs becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. neil sean worked for another murdoch paper "the sun" and now an nbc analyst. >> she rose to the top through sheer ambition, fantastic networking and an ability to do the job. >> reporter: in 2002 with brooks at the paper's helm that "news of
Jul 19, 2011 10:00am PDT
that you were present at a meeting with scotland yard when police officers provided you with evidence that your newspaper was interfering with justice. he particularly mentions the name of another senior executive and at the meeting a man from metropolitan police, that "news of the world" were guilty of interference and attempt to credit -- discredit a police officer and his wife. can you tell us more about that meeting? >> well, i can tell you something about it but it's -- i was asked to recall a meeting that i had at scotland yard in 2002. i was asked recently, i think by channel 4, about the story you're referring to. my information -- my recollection of that meeting was entirely different. my recollection of the meeting was on a completely different subject so i'm only going on what i was told by channel 4. they say it's a meeting in november but that's what was put to me. i checked my diary as much as possible and there was no meeting in november. however, there was a subsequent meeting and in very early january, so it may be that it was that meeting. that was not my recollectio
Jul 17, 2011 1:00am PDT
arrested, i've been invited into scotland yard to be arrested three times and they were still saying, we didn't know. it was just the reporters acting on their own. >> rupert murdoch and his son james and rebekah brooks have agreed to testify tuesday at a hearing on the scandal. stay tuned to cnn. >>> a government plan that actually worked? how do you shutdown one of the nation's busiest roadways and not cause much trouble? announcer: when life's this hard, it's no wonder 7,000 students drop out every school day. visit and help kids in your community stay in school. we're go scared away from this because they're saying traffic all around the city because of this is going to be tied up all day and all night. they say people who have road rage bring extra ammunition. >> yes, we were all led to believe that the roads in los angeles would be some kind of gridlock hell scape right about now all because of a ten-mile stretch of the 405, one of the busiest freeways in the country is shut down this weekend. but the so-called carmageddon isn't that bad right now. crews are replacing a
Jul 18, 2011 2:00am PDT
papers, she's out on bail. headline two, the head of scotland yard resigns. sir paul stevenson is quitting over criticism how he handled the saga. >> as commissioner i carry ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight i wish we had sunlged matters involve this affair differently. i didn't and that's that. >>> brace for an explosive few days ahead. ra beck that brooks, rupert murdock and his son are scheduled to be questioned by british lawmakers tuesday. >>> 15 seconds of news from canada. classic rockers chief trick got a scare as their stage collapsed at the ottawa blues fest. the stage blew over in severe weather. that's where we snagged these pictures. check out the stage before. and after. it's barely recognizable. good news, no serious injuries. >>> you hear the words grope and airport and junk-touching security checkpoint horror stories pop to mind. there's a twist. phoenix police arrested a would-be passenger, a 61-year-old woman shown here for allegedly squeezing and twisting a tsa officer's breasts. they say she rushed through the scr
Jul 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
., but more could be in line. scotland yard has come under heat. sir paul steephenson answered questions. >> i have not acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat in an expensive spa where neil wallace was a pr correspondent. wallace, arrested in the scandal. and "new york times" reports 11,000 pages of handwritten notes, naming 4,000 celebrities, politicians, sports stars, police officials and victims of crime, whose phones may have been hacked by the "news of the world," have sat in a police evidence room. now stars including david beckham and paul mccartney reportedly claim they are among these names. while british actor jude law has claimed his phone was hacked while in the u.s. legal experts say this opens the way to possible prosecution in the u.s. where the fbi is already investigating allegations of phone hacking family member of 9/11 victims. >> up until a few weeks ago this was just a british problem. but with the resignation of the publisher of "the wall street journal," you've seen no part of rupert murdoch's media empire appears
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
. this is producing interests facts between murdoch's newspapers and scotland yards. >> the british tabloid schedule and unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. elizabeth palmer is outside parliament with the latest. >> reporter: as you said, the murdochs have been testifying in front of what is technically a committee on media culture and sport. but i can tell you that the atmosphere around here is much more like a cross between epic drama and an imposition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch. as investors around the world hanging on his every word and gesture. he is used to giving orders and not answering questions especially from politicians who until recently held him in either awe or terror. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: by his side, his son james, the senior executive in the murdoch family empire. >> the company has admitted liability to victims of illegal voice mail interceptions, has apologized unreservedly, which i repeat today, to those victims, and the company als
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
from members of britain's parliament. in this case that now involves scotland yard, very high-level politicians there. >> cbs news correspondent michelle miller has more on the biggest challenge ever to this powerful media mogul. >> it all shows lack of good judgment. >> reporter: for days, ministers in parliament have called for answers from the man rarely forced to answer anyone. now, rupert murdoch must face british lawmakers in a high-stakes effort to defend himself and his media empire. according to a bloomberg report, the 80-year-old ceo is under growing pressure to step down. and may be replaced by current coo chase kerry. >> they're in big trouble. they have criminal investigations that they have to go through. they have parliamentary investigations and they have a lot of shareholders who are really restless. >> reporter: restless because in the two weeks since the phone hacking scandal broke, stock in murdoch's parent company, news corp, has dropped nearly 15%. a loss of an estimated $6 billion. in 30 years, murdoch transformed a single australian newspaper into the w
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
, celebrities, even murder victims. just this morning another top scotland yard official was forced to call it quits. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with an update. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. that makes two high-level officials at scotland yard resigning in less than 24 hours amidst allegations they mishandled the accusations into phone hacking. the police chief himself and his deputy resigning. the casualties in this scandal just continue to pile up. london's top cop resigned under pressure after they hired a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denied any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations,
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of the newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday, but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les00ton, washer of "the wall street journal" resigned. the resignations and brooks' arrest some sa
Jul 16, 2011 3:00am PDT
was a modest priest from scotland and the one he takes after more is the debonair womanizer. he could read a balance sheet at a glance and always wanted to own things. he went from australia then we know to england and the sunday times and all of the publications in england. he owned 37% of all newspapers in england. that gives him huge political power. in america, he started fox news and the wall street journal. he has had enormous success. what is going on now is very difficult for him. one of the things in his life right now is not being able to acquire b. sky. this is something he wanted to own. if he doesn't own it is because he didn't want it. right now facing the enormous crisis, as you know, he will be appearing in parliament with his son james on tuesday. this story is changing day by day. you mentioned rebekah brooks. the story changes all the time. he also had another failure in china. he wanted to takeover the media in china. the story goes he lost a fortune in china, but found a wife. he is married to somebody who is 42 years younger. he divorced his second wife ann who he was
Jul 13, 2011 3:00am PDT
of the phone hacking surrounding "news of the world.." >> thousands targeted according to scotland yard and thousands of victims haven't been informed yet. much more on this coming up. we're going to be talking to john burns, "new york times" london bureau chief about what is next in this investigation. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. with two children and no way to support them. people told me i wasn't going to do anything. and i just decided i have more to offer than that. i put myself through nursing school, and then i decided to go get a doctorate degree. university of phoenix gave me the knowledge to make a difference in people's lives. my name is dr. kimberly horton. i manage a network of over a thousand nurses,
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
hired by both 10 downing street and scotland yard. those decisions taking their toll at the top. >> i wish we had -- involvement in this affair differently. i didn't and that is that. >> reporter: rupert murdoch, his son james, and rebekah brooks, the chain of command over the tabloid embroiled by scandal for almost a decade. today, they are called before parliament. >> this isn't a man who doesn't mow what is going on. everybody is scared to death to do anything that he doesn't like so he's the spider in the middle of this web. >> yes, he did apologize many times. i don't think somebody could have held their hands -- head in their hands so many times and say they are they were sorry. >> reporter: an apology, even answers. it may not be enough. ♪ good afternoon to you! it is just after 2:30 in the afternoon. 9:30 on the eastern seaboard. this is an important day in british history in the british parliamentary life and for the media industry, not only in the united kingdom but around the world. the day when rupert murdoch and his son and his former editor go before a parliamentary se
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
claimed the head of the company that owns "the wall street journal" and the head of scotland yard uncomfortably close to the british prime minister cutting a trip short to south africa putting his job on the line. murdoch's biggest assets are in the u.s. you know them well, twentieth century fox, "the wall street journal," the fox networks, the company could be broken up and if criminality is found it could lose its broadcast licenses. there really is an empire at stake here. david? >> jeffrey kofman starting us off in london. i want to bring in dan abrams this morning. dan, always good to see you. >> good morning. >> you know, jeffrey points out the empire is huge and not only newspapers overseas but here, as well, everything from "american idol." how carefully will he choose his words? can anything he says be held against him? >> it's crucial and i'm sure he's been prepped for this. expect that, of course, he's going to say he didn't have any knowledge of what was happening. but still how he answers these questions are going to be important. how respectful is he? does he recogni
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
been four high-profile resignations, including the top brass of scotland yard, and ten arrests. each new day drops a new bombshell. on monday, it was the death of sean hoare, the first journalist to go on the record pointing the finger directly at former "news of the world" editor andy colson accusing him of actively encouraging phone hacking. police say his death is unexplained, but not suspicious. and in an ironic twist, the company accused of hacking got hacked themselves. murdoch's son paper had to quickly remove this fake headline on its paper last night. today's story makes no mention of parliament or their boss, rupert murdoch. the questioning is expected to take about three hours, but don't expect any detailed answers to direct questions about phone hacking. all three have said they will not answer questions that could in some way jeopardize the ongoing criminal investigation. matt? >> all right. stephanie gosk in london this morning. stephanie, thanks so much. michael wolff is the author of "the man who owns the news: inside the secret world of rupert murdoch." he is also th
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